Cylus, the provider of specialised cybersecurity solutions for the evolving railway, has announced its selection to the Thales cybersecurity programme in Paris, taking place at the new 34,000-square-meter Station F campus.
Thales chose 11 candidates from a large pool of applicants to participate in its prestigious cybersecurity programme. Over a period of six months, Cylus will be working closely with Thales’s ground transportation activity, a global leader in signalling technology.
“We were greatly impressed with the professional team and technology at Cylus,” stated Jean-Yves Plu, Thales VP Digital Ecosystem, who led the selection of the startups which joined the programme on September 5th. “Our Team is impatient to start working with Cylus, leveraging both their technologies and expertise to create value for the benefit of our customers in the transportation field.”
As public transportation becomes increasingly reliant on connected technologies, with billions of passengers and trillions of dollars at stake, ensuring the resilience of rail infrastructure is vital. Cylus equips mainlines and metros with ground-breaking and effective technology to protect their critical systems from rail-specific cyberthreats.
“Cylus is thrilled to build strong ties with Thales to explore product synergies and joint offerings, while exchanging domain knowledge in rail technology and cybersecurity,” said Amir Levintal, CEO of Cylus. “Collaborating with Thales and utilising their expansive installed base, global footprint and technical expertise facilitates a win-win scenario for rail customers and for both companies.”
Inaugurated only one year ago, Station F is the largest startup campus in the world. The campus includes office space for 1,000 startups in addition to tech giants, such as Facebook and Microsoft.